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Cate: A green role model. But would you follow her footsteps?

Cate Blanchett is a beauty and a magnificent actress. She also cares about the world we live in. More reasons to love her, right?

Well according to IDLYITW, Cate's "small action that will make a difference" is not washing her hair:

"The actress admits she has installed timers all around her home to restrict energy levels - and one is even on her shower head. Now she's no longer washing her hair, Blanchett has realized, "I only need to have a two minute shower." She adds, "I went to a website and my husband was laughing at me because a box arrived with 30 timers, and I thought, 'Excellent, stocking fillers!'"

If Cate can go on days without washing her hair, more power to her. And if her husband can go on days cuddling with Cate by the fireplace with smooth jazz music playing in the background while they sip red wine during her "no shower" days, then definitely more power to him.

I honestly can say I wouldn't be able to do what Cate is doing, but how about you? Is this "green" act something you would follow to be a much greener person?


pinkpoodlepuff pinkpoodlepuff 8 years 15 weeks
i would love to be able to do that but i'm too high matinence, i'm obssesed w/ feeling clean!
ebgirl ebgirl 8 years 15 weeks
I love her, but I choose to pay my dues in areas outside of the shower.
Jnel-J Jnel-J 8 years 15 weeks
No, I need to take my time in the shower, love love love taking long showers, taking time for myself. "Believe What You See, Not What You Hear!"
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years 15 weeks
I gotta bathe daily -- especially in this heat. The world is full of paper. Write to me. -- Agha Shahid Ali
outofhere outofhere 8 years 15 weeks
I think there's lots of different things you can do to make a shower go quicker or to use less water but don't ask me to give up washing my hair :) One of the green changes I have made is to take a shower in the evenings and let my hair air dry. Since my hair is pretty long it doesn't seem to get as kinked as it use to during the night. I'll admit that I'm addicted to my flat iron so no matter how kinked it might get drying it in the night I can always flatten it out in the morning.
naibabi naibabi 8 years 15 weeks
I don't wash my hair everyday purely because I don't need to, but as soon as my hair is oily or anything it gets washed straight away, I couldn't go for days without washing dirty hair!
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 8 years 15 weeks
i definitely need my showers =(
Cinnamon-Girl Cinnamon-Girl 8 years 15 weeks
i need my daily shower .
sashak sashak 8 years 15 weeks
I wash my hair every other day, sometimes every two days. I take a shower everyday during the week, but I have no problem not showering on the weekends. I do take long-ass shower though :embarassed:
Historygal3 Historygal3 8 years 15 weeks
I only wash my hair every other day now. Not only do I save water and time, but I also save all the energy that I would've used to dry and straighten my hair. Also my hair has never looked better.
designmilk designmilk 8 years 15 weeks
I think it's a great idea. So much time and water is wasted in the shower just putzing around...
madmoiselle madmoiselle 8 years 15 weeks
absolutely no! I can't live without shower! I wash my hair everyday. I can't even go out of home without fresh and clean hair. :D You can only get smarter, by playing a smarter opponent..
sugarpopsosweet sugarpopsosweet 8 years 15 weeks
I take shower everyday
Chickonspeed Chickonspeed 8 years 15 weeks
I usually do a quick shower and leave my hair conditioner on until it's done before re-opening the shower... Anyway, I may be cynical here but these celeb's tips seem a bit like a "show off" to me :-/
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years 15 weeks
I would try it; My fastest shower is 7 minutes (I like to time myself.) My hair breaks easily so I only wash my hair every two days and then I just condition it those every-other days. That makes a time difference.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years 15 weeks
Because I have such dry hair (seriously, seriously dry) I get away with washing my hair once a week - the rest of the days I have a shower with a trusty shower cap on.
bizzybee bizzybee 8 years 15 weeks
I try to be quick like a bunny in the shower. And I try to minimize water use as best I can. Don't know about not washing hair - wonder how long she goes for?
krystalmak krystalmak 8 years 15 weeks
2 minute shower?? Dangg...
uacosj uacosj 8 years 15 weeks
thats committment!
jen22 jen22 8 years 15 weeks
No way. I have to take a shower everyday.
hvnly34 hvnly34 8 years 15 weeks
Nope, but I have switched all my bulbs to those energy efficient ones!
mominator mominator 8 years 15 weeks
No I have to have my shower every morning.
jmast jmast 8 years 15 weeks
You can take a fast shower and still wash your hair! So I chose No. :) And she's a celeb. She can take a shower, and then go to the salon to get her hair done there. :rant: Case closed! LOL!
Dream-Angel Dream-Angel 8 years 15 weeks
I can't give up hair washing. I draw the line!!